Harrow Borough has announced the signing of defender Reece Yorke, who also becomes the new first-team captain.

Yorke captained Egham Town last season, where he played under Harrow's new manager Jordan Berry, missing out on promotion in the play-offs.

On joining ‘The Boro’, he said: "I'm looking forward to the challenge and it should be a good season. I'm also looking forward to captaining the team. I was captain at Egham last year, but haven't done it at this level and I'm looking forward to the challenge.

"I'm a no-nonsense centre-half who does the basics and keeps things simple, but can play when I need to. As a captain, I lead by example but am not afraid to speak to players when I need to."

Manager Berry added: "I’m really pleased to get Reece on board. He’s a player I know well and shares the same values. He’s a leader who puts his body on the line for the team and his experience and know-how will be important for us."

Yorke is the first of numerous signings for Harrow as they build a new-look squad for the upcoming season in the Southern League Premier South Division.

The club, after initially finishing in the final relegation place last season, were given a reprieve following a request by Met Police for voluntary relegation for financial reasons and are determined to make the most of the opportunity.

Boro’s pre-season campaign is underway and they picked up the first win of the Berry era with a 3-1 win at Ware.

Supporters will get to see Yorke in action for the first time at home in a friendly against Northwood on Tuesday (July 25, 7.45pm).

The Southern League announced the 2023-24 season fixtures last Friday and Boro begin their campaign at home to newly promoted AFC Totton on Saturday, August 5 (3pm).

They face fellow newcomers Walton & Hersham and Basingstoke Town in the first month of the season, as well as a local derby away to Hendon on Bank Holiday Monday (August 28).

"I’m excited to start the season at home and we have some great early fixtures that I can’t wait to prepare the team for," said Berry.